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Just curious why you selling? Are you going newer or/ and bigger? Why not trading in?🤔
 

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Yeah I got a actually estimate for metal today and it was 30,000 vs 2000 to get a single roof
My math says... a 15 year roof @2k will still be cheaper than a 100yr roof (and it won't matter, you'll be dead) @30k, by over 12k, over 100 years, and 26k over 15 years. (since it'll be replaced again in 15 years. )

Do love some metal roofs.
 

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My math says... a 15 year roof @2k will still be cheaper than a 100yr roof (and it won't matter, you'll be dead) @30k, by over 12k, over 100 years, and 26k over 15 years. (since it'll be replaced again in 15 years. )
Not to mention the loss of a perfectly good tractor! ;)
 

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Pigpen, you need to have a frank conversation with your wife about selling your tractor. First, a $30,000 metal roof is not going to raise the value of your home by 30 grand. If you have to sell you will loose $20 thousand real quick. Asphalt shingles will keep the rain out for 20 years and some heavy ones will get you a deduction on your home insurance. Next, the value of your tractor is going to be worth as much 10 or more years from now due to normal inflation. Your asking price of $15,000 for your tractor package will still bring $15,000 ten years from now because of inflation. If you sell the tractor and have to spend 7 to 10 thousand or more for a different mower, you haven't gained much toward the price of a metal roof. As an example, I have a 40 year old tractor that I paid $6,000 for that I can sell today for more than 6 thousand. If you keep the tractor you will be very glad you did before 1 year passes.
 

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How many hrs on it?
 

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Pigpen, you need to have a frank conversation with your wife about selling your tractor. First, a $30,000 metal roof is not going to raise the value of your home by 30 grand. If you have to sell you will loose $20 thousand real quick. Asphalt shingles will keep the rain out for 20 years and some heavy ones will get you a deduction on your home insurance. Next, the value of your tractor is going to be worth as much 10 or more years from now due to normal inflation. Your asking price of $15,000 for your tractor package will still bring $15,000 ten years from now because of inflation. If you sell the tractor and have to spend 7 to 10 thousand or more for a different mower, you haven't gained much toward the price of a metal roof. As an example, I have a 40 year old tractor that I paid $6,000 for that I can sell today for more than 6 thousand. If you keep the tractor you will be very glad you did before 1 year passes.
He's onto something here. We have a standard raise ranch, 1800 sq. ft, wich has 28 year old shingles on it. We were considering a metal roof so got a couple estimates. 1st was around 18k applied over current shingles, add another 3-4g's with tear off of current shingles. Same company going w/ shingles (he really wanted to push the metal) and over 13g's. 2nd company wanted over 20G's for a metal roof incl tear off and 11,500 for shingle w/ tear off. So we went w/ #2 shingle. Overall, I liked them better (company VS company). Likewise, I had a '87 332 w/ over 2,000 hours and knew she was getting a tad tired and before I retired, wanted a new tractor. Sticking w/ diesel and JD only option really was X750/758. So asked a former salesman to price me up a new X750 w/ 54"deck/2 stage blower, el cheapo cab, weights, chains etc, etc. Came close to 20G's and at that point darned near dropped my eye teeth. So some time passed and talked to another dealer about the same thing and X750 alone was like 11G's. YIKES!!! Then he tells me that he has a '15 X758 he took in on trade w 225 hours, 60" deck, 54" blower and el cheapo cab and was asking 8500. Upon checking it out, sure it had a little wear and tear (small battle scars I call 'em), but overall in real NICE shape/condition. So made the deal and added rear weight bracket and 6 weights to it. Never having a 4wd tractor before, can say this is sweet. So while I didn't get my brand new tractor, I did get a "new" to me my "new" retirement toy and love it. I did sell the 332 to a fella who tore it all apart and was restoring it I guess. Never did see the after. We bit the bullet on financing both the roof and tractor, but in the end both will last us the rest of our lifetime and got what we wanted.
 
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